Downtown Resource Center is where
Main Street Iowa, the Department's highly successful downtown revitalization
program is housed. Iowa’s downtowns serve as living models of the sustainable
community concepts being embraced throughout the country. Some of the sustainability
concepts brought to life in Iowa downtowns include pedestrian friendly, compact
development, historic preservation, diversity in housing, mixed land uses, community
collaboration, and strong local economies.
Downtown Resource Center/Main Street Iowa
FY 2009 Accomplishments:
Main Street Iowa Economic Impact FY 2009
Main Street Iowa Challenge Grants utilize funding provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Neighborhood Initiative (NI) account for special projects. All Iowa Main Street districts are eligible for the Main Street Challenge Grant funds. The Main Street organization may apply on behalf of one project/property. Eligible projects include building rehabilitations, facade improvements, new construction to infill vacant property, open air performance structures and improvements to a series of properties. View the Searchable Project Portfolio.